Monday, May 29, 2006

The Half Marathon Issue !!

Well on a hot May day, Katie and I (along with 2,600 other runners) finished our second half marathon. We started at 7:48 am and finished 13.1 miles later. It wasn't a great run for us; our training could have been better and our race-day prep wasn't up to par. But we're learning, and that is how life goes. My high school football coach always told us that life is a series of adjustments. Although our run was very stressful, we finished together and have already talked about what we need to do better for our next run (and there WILL be a next run - Chicago Marathon in October).

We didn't have any post-race pictures, but here's a couple shots before the run. We found our friend Kathy at the starting line, again - just like Crazy Legs. It was so awesome to see her and her husband John out there with us. Kathy - you rock!

In other news, I celebrated the start of my 29th year on earth Sunday afternoon. Katie put together a wonderful party with my family and hers, along with our cousins Matt and Amanda. And the day before, Katie gave me the best gift ever - an itinerary for our 3-day trip to Door County. I love traveling with maps, brochures, and reservations ready for my arrival - and Katie put it all together. That entry is coming up next... But for now, Katie and I have 2 half marathons under our belt. The training is about to jump a notch or two, so it will surely be a busy, hot summer of training. But we're excited for the challenge.









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